From George Onyejiuwa, Owerri
All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), National Vice Chairman in the South East, Chief Okechukwu Nkologu has announced the suspension of the National Chairman of the party, Mr. Victor Ike-Oye.
He said Ike-Oye was suspended for alleged abuse of office and running the affairs of the party as his personal enterprise against the ideals of the party.
This was just as he disclosed that the suspension of the national chairman was still subsisting, as the matter was already before an FCT High Court since December 12, 2016.
He said until the court case is disposed of, any document signed by him was null and void including the purported suspension of some members of the National Working Committee of the party which includes himself.
Nkologu who said this yesterday in Owerri, the Imo State capital, disclosed that he was in the state to confer with some of the founding members who have left the party like Chief Martins Agbaso to persuade them to return.
“Mr. Victor Ike-Oye has been suspended as the national chairman of the party for abuse of office and running the party as his personal estate.
“The matter is already before an Abuja Federal High Court since December 21, 2016. Any statement or document signed by him is null and void because his suspension is still subsisting till the case is disposed of by the court and he does not have the right to convene any meeting of the party.”
The APGA chieftain further pointed out the advertorial which was published in some national dailies at the weekend by the party which directed members to shun a purported meeting in Owerri. He said it was a panicky measure by the suspended national chairman and his cohorts to stop genuine members of the party from meeting.
Meanwhile, Chief Agbaso, a founding member and the party’s governorship candidate in 2007 confirmed that some members of the party have been coming to persuade him to return.